Coaches

Pat Meyer
Offensive Line Coach

Biography

Pat Meyer is in his first year as offensive line coach for the Chicago Bears after spending one season as the team’s assistant offensive line coach. Meyer was hired by the franchise on January 24, 2013.

In 2013, Meyer worked alongside offensive coordinator Aaron Kromer and helped coach an offensive line - with four new starters, including two rookies – that allowed just 30 sacks, tied for fourth fewest in the NFL. This marked a 14-sack improvement from a year prior and was the fewest sacks allowed by the Bears since allowing 29 in 2008.

Pat Meyer is in his first year as offensive line coach for the Chicago Bears after spending one season as the team’s assistant offensive line coach. Meyer was hired by the franchise on January 24, 2013.

In 2013, Meyer worked alongside offensive coordinator Aaron Kromer and helped coach an offensive line - with four new starters, including two rookies – that allowed just 30 sacks, tied for fourth fewest in the NFL. This marked a 14-sack improvement from a year prior and was the fewest sacks allowed by the Bears since allowing 29 in 2008.

Last season, Meyer helped rookie guard Kyle Long become the first Bears offensive lineman to be named to the Pro Bowl since 2006 and the first Chicago rookie to be selected to the Pro Bowl at an offensive position since RB Gale Sayers in 1965.

Meyer joined the Bears after one season in Montreal as the Alouettes offensive line coach. In 2012, the Alouettes were third in the league in scoring (26.6 points per game), tied for first in touchdowns (51), second in passing (293.2 yards per game) and tied for first in fewest sacks allowed (30). He was named offensive coordinator at the conclusion of that season.

Prior to his time in Montreal, Meyer spent four seasons at his alma mater, Colorado State (2008-11). In his first season he worked as the Rams offensive line coach before adding the title of run game coordinator a year later. In 2010, he became Colorado State’s offensive coordinator. 

Meyer spent the 2006 season at North Carolina State as the offensive line coach. He also has nine years of experience as a strength and conditioning coaching working at Florida State (2007), NC State (2000-05) and Memphis (1999-2000).

In 1997, Meyer made his coaching debut at Memphis as a graduate assistant before working as the offensive assistant in 1998 with a focus on the Tigers offensive line and tight ends. He was the school’s assistant strength coach in 1999 before working as the director of strength and conditioning for the first five months of 2000.

Meyer was a four-year letterman at Colorado State (1991-94), earning all-WAC honors three-straight years. As a senior he was team captain, earning first-team all-conference accolades and was named an Academic All-American.

He went on to sign with the NFL's Arizona Cardinals as an undrafted rookie free agent in 1995 before playing in the Arena Football League with the St. Louis Stampede.

An all-state selection and a four-year starter at Girard (Ohio) High School, Meyer also lettered in wrestling, basketball, baseball and track.

Meyer and his wife, Erin, have three daughters, Christina, Emma and Sophia. He earned his bachelor's degree in exercise and sports science from CSU in 1995.

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